thews

Attractive physical attributes or features; good bodily proportions; muscles; vigour.

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  • thews — [thyo͞oz] pl.n. sing. thew 〚ME theawes, good qualities, hence, later, good physical qualities, strength < OE theaw, custom, habit, hence characteristic quality, akin to OS thau, custom < IE base * teu , to pay attention to, notice > L tueri, to… …   Universalium

  • thews — index sinew Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • thews — (n.) O.E. þeawes customs, manners, personal qualities, pl. of þeaw habit, custom, from P.Gmc. *thawaz (Cf. O.S. thau usage, custom, habit, O.H.G. thau discipline ); no certain cognates outside West Germanic and of unknown origin. Meaning bodily… …   Etymology dictionary

  • thews — [thyo͞oz] pl.n. sing. thew [ME theawes, good qualities, hence, later, good physical qualities, strength < OE theaw, custom, habit, hence characteristic quality, akin to OS thau, custom < IE base * teu , to pay attention to, notice > L… …   English World dictionary

  • thews — «thyooz, thooz», noun (plural). 1. muscles. 2. sinews. 3. bodily force; might; strength; vigor. ╂[Middle English thewe good qualities, virtues, Old English thēaw habit + s1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thews — Recorded in several forms including Thaw, Thew, Thews, Thow and possibly others, this is an early English medieval surname. It has two possible origins, both ultimately from other lands. The first is an ancient pre 7th century status name derived …   Surnames reference

  • thews — theowes, theowmen, or thews /0(y)uwz/0(y)uwman/ In feudal law, slaves, captives, or bondmen …   Black's law dictionary

  • thews — Synonyms and related words: beef, beefiness, brawn, brawniness, elasticity, heftiness, huskiness, involuntary muscle, muscle, muscularity, musculature, physique, sinew, sinewiness, sinews, thew, thewiness, tone, voluntary muscle …   Moby Thesaurus

  • thews — θuːz /θjuːz n. sinews, muscles; vigorn. muscle; muscular strength, sinew …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thews — n. pl. Muscles, sinews, brawn, muscular strength, nerve …   New dictionary of synonyms

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